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Deportation Beats Incarceration

* After attending a neighborhood meeting with the Santa Ana city manager and a Santa Ana police captain as guest speakers, I find the (City Council vote) for a new Santa Ana jail is treating the symptom and not the cause.

Former Immigration and Naturalization Service Western Regional Commissioner Harold Ezell has stated at least 50% of Santa Ana arrests are (of) illegal immigrants.

When the Save Our State (SOS) initiative, which is obtaining signatures at a record rate, is passed and implemented, illegal aliens will be homeward bound as their taxpayer-supported free medical, schooling and housing will expire.

Law enforcement will be required to report immigration status to the state and INS for deportation proceedings.

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Crime, overcrowding and jail requirements will tumble at least 50%, saving the city of Santa Ana taxpayers another unnecessary tax increase.

DIANE HARR

Santa Ana


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